Upward Movements at the School of Medicine

March 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Full professorships to six, two join faculty   Six School of Medicine faculty members, whose areas of expertise range from post-traumatic stress disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, and pediatric development to cardiovascular disease, traumatic brain injuries, and cardiothoracic surgery, have been promoted to the rank of full professor. “We are delighted to recognize the accomplishments of these exceptional senior... More

BUSM Physicians Assist in Development of Treatment Guidelines for Pulmonary Hypertension in Sickle Cell Disease

March 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Physicians from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have helped create the first set of clinical guidelines for treating patients with pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease. Elizabeth Klings, MD, director of the pulmonary hypertension inpatient and education program at BMC and associate professor of medicine at BUSM, spearheaded the... More

BUMC Campus Invited to March 17 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Workshop

March 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BUMC Provost's Research Workshop Accelerating Research on Age-related Cognitive Decline: Alzheimer’s and Beyond  BU faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff interested in Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging are invited to this workshop. Join with other BU investigators to explore opportunities to maximize utilization of Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) resources across the University. There will be two rounds of... More

BMC Construction Project Begins March 17; Note Campus Changes

March 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

In fall 2013 Boston Medical Center announced plans to redesign its clinical footprint and consolidate inpatient operations to the west side (Menino Pavilion) of campus. This multi-year redesign project will feature a number of improvements including an expanded Emergency Department (ED) unified with Urgent Care and with a separate Behavioral Health area; a consolidated state-of-the-art... More

BUSM Faculty Advocates for Increased Federal Funding for Basic Science Research

March 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Every year the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biologists (FASEB) brings scientists to Washington DC as part of Capitol Hill Day. Scientists from across the country meet with Congressional staff to discuss the importance of federal research funding. On March 5, 2014 scientists from 21 states met with their representatives. FASEB’s specific recommendations for... More

GSDM Students Win Competitive ADA Student Scholarships

March 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) recently awarded two DMD 16 students—Andrew Brattain and Casey Smauder—ADA Foundation Scholarships. Smauder received the Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship and Brattain received the Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarship. Schools may submit one application per scholarship program for about 25 awards. With 65 accredited dental schools in the US, that makes... More

Slone Study Finds Frequent Experiences of Racism Associated with Greater Weight Gain among African American Women

March 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A recent analysis conducted by investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University has found that frequent experiences of racism were associated with a higher risk of obesity among African American women. The findings, which currently appear online in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found the relationship between racism and obesity was strongest among... More

BUMC Art Days March 31- April 1

March 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Submissions due Friday, March 28 Exhibit: Monday-Tuesday, March 31-April 1 Receptions begin at 3 p.m. on both days BUSM Instructional Building, 14th Floor Hiebert Lounge All students, faculty and staff at the Boston University Medical Campus are encouraged to submit artwork of any medium to the 24th annual "Art Days", founded by former BUSM Dean Aram Chobanian to foster... More

Lessons on Protecting Patient Data

March 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Leaders at Boston University and Boston Medical Center have collaborated to produce a new guide to protect patient data. The full article, by Thomas J. Moore, MD; Quinn R. Shamblin, CISM, CISSP, PMP, GIAC GCFA; Sumit Sehgal, CISSP, CISA; Robert Sprinkle, MS; Stanley M. Hochberg, MD; and Ravin Davidoff,MBBCh; can be found at Data... More

March 5 Cathy Shine Lecture: Do Government Agencies Protect Patients?

March 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Failures in regulation and information dissemination by the FDA and medical licensing boards Is there a role for regulatory agencies in creating an environment to improve the health of patients? Dr. Wolfe presents the case that, yes, some agencies have a role, but have dangerously failed to perform it adequately. A prime example is the FDA, More